Because She's Free (So Happy)

from by Mark Nichols

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Lyrics by Brecht, with some translating by Nichols


Look how happy Grusha is, she's on her own she's rid of him
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, she's happy, so happy, she's happy
So happy, she's happy and free
And that is that, she's rid of the brat,
Imagine how happy she feels about that
She's rid of the child, she's single and free
Imagine how happy that you would be

Da da da

Even though I've done my part
That burden had a beating heart
If you are robbed of heart and soul
You start to feel like there's a hole
I guess that's why I'm sad
I'm sad because I'm free
She's sad because she's free,
She's sad because she's free
She's happy but she's sad because she's free
She's happy but she's sad because she's free
Because she's...


from Caucasian Chalk Circle, released November 13, 2012
Performed by Mark Nichols



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Mark Nichols Los Angeles, California

Is a writer, director, composer and filmmaker, but is known mainly as a creator of music theater works, including HOW TO SURVIVE THE APOCALYPSE: A BURNING OPERA, LITTLE BOY GOES TO HELL, JOE BEAN, and for his popular score for Brecht's CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE. Info at ... more


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